The Blue Cliff Zen Sangha is an independent Soto Zen Buddhist community. Our ordination lineages derive through Houn Jiyun Kennett, the first Western woman to receive Dharma transmission in the Soto tradition and through Seido Suzuki Roshi.
We also transmit the Soto reformed koan curriculum developed by Daiun Sogaku Harada at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Our ordained teachers are members of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association.
We maintain a particularly close affinity with Boundless Way Zen.
Other communities with which we have close lineage connections:
Bright Way Zen
Dharma Rain Zen Center
Empty Sky Zen Sangha
Greater Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo
Maria Kannon Zen Center
Nebraska Zen Center
Pacific Zen Institute
Rocks and Clouds Zendo